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Allegations of illegal sales made against Sturgis ammo firm
Rapid City Journal ^ | 22 mar 2012 | Andrea J. Cook

Posted on 03/22/2012 5:16:07 AM PDT by rellimpank

A former Sturgis ammunition manufacturer and an employee are accused of illegally selling ammunition items to two foreign countries shortly before Jamison International V LLC went out of business last October.

A federal grand jury indicted Marc Jamison and Kathy Greenhaw on Tuesday for eight counts of unlawful exportation of arms and ammunition. The illegal exports are believed to have occurred between July 12 and Aug. 29, 2011.

Jamison and Greenhaw are accused of shipping ammunition components designated as a defense article on the United States Munitions List without a license or written authorization.

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--yeah--lots of heavy-duty military stuff in the list--(sarc)
1 posted on 03/22/2012 5:16:18 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Defense:

“Your Honor, We went out of business, so clearly we can’t afford an attorney. But, I’d like you to take a close look at the list of items sold and note that none of these calibers are used by any military in the world, as they are all hunting and big game rounds.”


2 posted on 03/22/2012 5:23:06 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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I guess the Canucks and Kiwis will now have to obtain their ‘military’ ammunition from Walmart...


3 posted on 03/22/2012 5:23:57 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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It’s obvious why the BATFE had to go after them! After all, they were shipping Nitro and Martinis to other countries! And that’s 2 of the 4 items BATFE is supposed to regulate!

After all, there are all those BATFE employees just hanging around the office these days, now that they’re no longer running guns to the drug cartels in Mexico. They need something to do.

Mark


4 posted on 03/22/2012 5:52:33 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: rellimpank
From the article:
"A former Sturgis ammunition manufacturer and an employee are accused of illegally selling ammunition items to two foreign countries shortly before Jamison International V LLC went out of business last October. A federal grand jury indicted Marc Jamison and Kathy Greenhaw on Tuesday for eight counts of unlawful exportation of arms and ammunition. The illegal exports are believed to have occurred between July 12 and Aug. 29, 2011.
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Jamison and Greenhaw are accused of shipping ammunition components designated as a defense article on the United States Munitions List without a license or written authorization. Seven of the alleged shipments were sent to Canada and one to New Zealand. Jamison International moved to Sturgis from California in 2001. The company specialized in making brass shell casings.
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The federal charges accuse Jamison and Greenhaw of exporting the following items: .375 CheyTac, .416 Rigby, .303 Savage, .470 Nitro Express, .505 Gibbs and .577-.450 Martini Henry ammunition components; .305 Savage Tac Pins; .40-.82 Winchester brass cartridges; and shell casings."

I don't see anything that would be classified as "Military munitions" under current standards.
Maybe the .375 CheyTac, but even that is doubtful.
It looks like they were exporting brass for sporting-use rounds and mot completed ammunition. Easily covered with an export license.
And, neither New Zealand or Canada are considered "belligerent" nations list.
As this is written its a bogus charge. Need to lawyer-up and counter sue the bastids.

5 posted on 03/22/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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